Saturday, June 29, 2013

The PoV Process is Complete #BB15

As expected, McCrae has saved Candice, and replaced her with Elissa Slater.


Big Brother After Dark - Another Day, Another Dozen Alliances - 6-28-13


This episode of BBAD aired at midnight on Friday.  McCrae Olson is still the HoH, and also won the PoV this week.  The PoV ceremony hasn't happened yet, but is expected tomorrow.

Jessie and Candice are on the block, and David was added to the chopping block courtesy of the MVP.

OK.  Let's go.

As the show opens Andy and Amanda are in the HoH talking about what they think will happen in the house, and Andy wonders how they are being portrayed on TV.

They think Jeremy is being portrayed as an idiot.  And they talk about Elissa too, of course.  They don't think Gina Marie likes Candice.  Spencer comes in and they ask him to join their assessments.  Amanda thinks Jeremy would be a good guy to backdoor, because he doesn't know the game.  Spencer thinks Jeremy will self-destruct on his own.

Amanda refers to the showmances as Beiber Fever and she wonders how America is embracing that whole thing.  She thinks people love showmances and Spencer says Aaryn is tailor-made for America to love, and then jokes and calls her "Aryan".  (!)   Amanda says she tries to act like she is so sweet, but the other day when McCrae won PoV she told me he'd better watch out!

Andy:  Three quarters of the time I really like being around Aaryn and she has funny things to say, but the other one-fourth of the time I feel like she's just a robot performing.

Andy demonstrated how in the backyard Aaryn and Elissa positioned themselves in the back yard right by the cameras, posing.  Amanda brings up Aaryn in the bathtub last night and Jessie rubs Amanda the wrong way, too.

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What Are People Searching For? #BB15

Sometimes I'm really afraid for America.  But then I realize I will waste hundreds of hours of valuable time this summer fretting about a reality show.  So I just go about my business, and keep on keeping on.


Smoking Section #BB15

So far, the BB15 smokers are as follows:

Judd
McCrae
Amanda
Jessie

I'm sure there are a few more, maybe after a  few drinks, but these appear to be the morning smokers.



Someone has notified me that Amanda gave McCrae a handy in the wee hours of the morning.  If that is the truth, I'm guessing he is more ashamed right now than she is.  What's a guy supposed to do with a bossy predator like Amanda?






Jessie flirts shamelessly this morning with Jeremy in front of everyone.  Jeremy flirts back and says he would hate to do it, but he would probably nominate Candice next week, too.

Helen:  I like the name Jeremy.

Jeremy:  I like the name Helen.  Particularly if it belongs to a hot older lady.

They all laugh about that backhanded compliment.  Jeremy does the math and they marvel at how when he was a baby, Helen was graduating high school and starting her life.  She can't believe that now, looking at it that way.

Helen ran three miles in the backyard this morning, one short lap at a time.  On slop, too.  She thinks MaCrae is the spitting image of Joseph Gordon Levitt and McCrae says he heard that all the time back when Joseph had long hair on Third Rock from the Sun.

 Here's Amanda in her bikini, in case you want to know.  Better than expected for me.  What about you?




And here's Elissa from a little earlier today.  She needs to learn to relax and just be natural like the other girls.



Morning Mashup #BB15

Andy is entertaining the crowd today, and it seems effortless.  But first...

McCrae sat in the HoH bed and chatted a little with Amanda.  It felt friendly, but not intimate.  I can see how McCrae can indeed be a ladies man, though, like he claimed when he spoke with Jeff Schroeder.




Andy sat outside a little while ago and described his morning routine in response to Jessie's questions.  He walks a certain distance to ride the "brown line" (?) out to the Chicago suburbs.  He makes less than $25,000 a year at his teaching job, but expects to make more once he's been there longer.  He has a job serving in a restaurant that will double his earnings over a year, and he hopes that he still has the job when he comes home.

When he came out to L.A. during the BB auditions the first time he told his job that he made the Finals to be on Survivor and they were very supportive and told him to go for it.  (I guess you can say anything but the truth.)  So he knows that they will now know that he lied, and hopes he has a job to go home to.  Andy has two roommates and lives in the Boy's Town area of Chicago.  One of his roommates is gay and one is straight.  I think he knows the straight one from high school.  He named them, but I only remember one.  One roommate is Japanese/Mexican and his name sounds like "Tomasha Rodriguez" but I'm not sure which roommate he is.

The first wake up song this morning was Rehab by Amy Winehouse.  Spencer dropped a bomb on the group by saying that song made it easier to come back after he got out of rehab.  There were a few moments of confused silence while everyone wondered if Spencer was joking or not.  He wasn't.

Andy:  What were you in rehab for?

Spencer  Well...let's just say they don't like you to smoke weed and drive trains.

He was in rehab for 46 days.

(Wow.)


I think one of the other songs was Like a Prayer by Madonna, because Andy went off on a tangent about how that is one of the best songs to hear at a wedding reception.  He requests it and pesters the wedding party to request it, too.  McCrae admits that when the orchestra and chorus kick in near the end it is really good.


Andy elaborates that It's All Coming Back to Me Now by Celine Dion is the all time best wedding song.  Amanda protests that it's a little slow, but Andy says it brings the house down every time.

Andy:  If I'm at a wedding and they haven't played that yet, I go up to the DJ and say that the bride's favorite songs are Like a Prayer and It's All Coming Back to Me Now so they play them immediately.

Everyone laughs and enjoys The Andy Show.


Amanda has a morning look reminiscent of the Unibomber.


Jeremy's giving us a little Ashton Kutcher as his morning look.  I heard him tell someone that he tried to pursue modeling after people kept telling him he could be a model, but the agency said that at 6'5" he was a few inches too tall.  Spencer is nearby so as usual there are jokes about Jeremy's farting.



Gina Marie had a rough one, apparently.  Or maybe this is Gina Marie's stand in, since she doesn't resemble the girl we've come to know.  ***whew***  We've all been there Gina Marie, even though we haven't been in there. 





Howard had a private moment with Judd to let him know there has been chatter about him moving around the house going from group to group.  They think he is spying and Judd thanks him and lays down to rest.  Within a minute though, he pops up and goes over and asks if it was Nick who's been saying that.

Howard says no, not Nick, but just to be careful.  Nick and Howard are aligned, you know, so he can't have Judd going after him.  Not yet, I guess.  Howard is playing a good game right now, because I think he makes everyone think he's only sharing info with them, and not part of a larger group.



Wakey Wakey...Rise and Whine #BB15

The house guests have been awakened by Big Brother and are stirring about, replacing the batteries in their microphones and complaining.  The PoV ceremony is today, and apparently Production wants them not only to get ready for that, but to start campaigning, worrying, and trash talking.  I mean, allegedly.

Howard is quite a thorough tooth-brusher, in case you were wondering.  He also has pleasant manners in the morning, too, but stops short from being too chatty.


David and McCrae both replaced their batteries without any chit chat.  It looks like the Morning After, and it probably feels like that, too.  All you David fans might want to cancel your weekend plans so you can watch him now.  ***hint hint***  He may be burning a bowl with Jeff Schroeder next weekend, if Jeff is lucky.



When the camera lingers on a shot like this, you have to wonder what is going on.  But this was just McCrae going in the DR for some quick direction, I think, about the sequence of today's events.


The Have Not Cabin is open for business, too.  Helen wishes that the wake up music started softly before getting louder.  But no,  they just start blasting it and Helen is not a fan of that.  She chats with Elissa while they prepare for landing.

(At some point, I will tire of what I think are my very cute airline references.  But it may be a while before that happens, just so you know.)



Looks like a rough landing for Elissa this morning.





Judd makes a trip up to the HoH and it is not too early for Amanda to Boss him a little from under the covers.  He tried to tell her something and she basically shut him down and shut him up.  Poor Judd must feel so alone, if even McCrae did a little snuggling in there last night.  I'm sure he never thought he would be the empty-handed house guest as far as the ladies are concerned.

This is the HoH room after Judd left.  McCrae and Amanda are both under those covers, so you know as much as I do at this point.  You can see McCrae's bandanas tossed aside there on the modular couch.  Maybe Amanda pulled them off and threw them.

Ha ha.  Just kidding.  Don't change the channel.


The skyline is stunning in there .  I love it.


Howard gets something out of the overhead bins.  I may just redecorate one of my bedrooms like this Have Not Room.  I'm amazed they didn't think of this before.  I'm not sure if the luggage can be opened, but you can bet I'd be trying to pry those suitcases open, or look for the keys.  Yep.  No seat cushion unturned for me in there.



Judd made the coffee.  I heard him say that he always makes the coffee in his office, so this is part of his skill set.

I think Judd is really lonely in there.  A house full of people can be the loneliest place in the world, can't it?

Jessie perched herself on the bathroom sink to get comfortable for hair and make up.  The nominees must stand and present their case to the PoV holder, so this is smart of her.  But I guess I should wait and hear the speech before I start bestowing "smart" on her.  She certainly has recovered from her initial shock and sadness from being nominated.  Helen told Elissa that she thinks both Jessie and Candice have handled being nominated well this week.  I'm sure Helen was giving Elissa a Big Hint but I'm not sure if that is how it was received.




Aaryn ate a bowl of cereal, and then went back to bed with David.  As she got back in the bed, she said it was "getting time to change the sheets".  Ugh.  I wonder what the Stink Factor is at this point, since David claimed he would not bathe or wash his hair.

(I had to counsel an employee one time about not washing his hair---no one wanted to sit by him in meetings due to the odor and I earned my paycheck that day with that conversation.)


There was some movement as they moved under the blanket.  I think they were getting into a comfortable position to snooze, so David must not smell too badly, right?


And look at what a pigsty that room is. Who just throws their clothes on the floor like that?

Howard enjoyed a glass of ice water with his bowl of slop.  He can't wait until he can eat, but hasn't been bitching too loudly about it.  He played in the PoV comp and ate three cupcakes during it, I think.  They had to crawl through honey with those cupcakes, I think.  Maybe even in their mouths.  That is why the other Have Nots like Judd were wishing they could play and nibble a few cupcakes, maybe lick up a little honey.